I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard good conservatives and Republicans ask the question, “How can we begin sharing with the African-American community the true history of the GOP? We’re the party that freed the slaves!” For many, maybe even you, it’s a concern that so many in the Black community don’t know the history of the party and we’re always looking for a way to get the truth to them. The party that always wanted to keep them down was the Democratic Party. The party that really shares their values is the Republican Party.
We suffer from frustration because it appears that many of our party leaders are at a loss for how to get the message to the communities of color that we have always been the party of equality, prosperity, and individual liberty. Sometimes it appears we are just feeling around in the dark trying to grasp for an answer and we keep coming up empty handed.
The team of RagingElephants.org feels we have a plan that will be effective. Our mission is to focus on “messaging”, to engage the communities of colors with truth, and compel them to learn more about the party of Lincoln and reassess their political affiliations.
Our messaging has to rely heavily on “old media” — radio, TV, periodicals, and billboards. Although the rise of new media has been fast and furious, the facts are it’s still a relatively small number of people that enjoy Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social networking sites. Everyone has a radio, a TV, or passes by billboards most everyday.
Our next big messaging project is a massive billboard in the African-American neighborhood of 3rd Ward/Sunnyside, in Houston.
A few weeks ago when this revelation came to me, this billboard was not available and was being leased. Just a few weeks later, on my way to my church that’s in this neighborhood, what do I notice? — it’s available. I think this is divine intervention and we have to take advantage of this opportunity, NOW!
What’s so special about this billboard? It sits at the Martin Luther King, Jr. exit of the 610 South Loop in Houston. And we want to lease the billboard with the phase, “Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Republican” to greet everyone that intends to travel on MLK, Jr. Blvd.
We think this is the type of messaging — psychological warfare, if you will — that will go a long way to achieving our goal of compelling voters from minority communities to become aware of the political history of their community, and take a fresh look at the GOP and conservative principles.
How Can You Help?
Haven’t we learned from the liberals and their very aggressive organizations? When they need to get a project, a mission, a call-to-action funded, they rely on those like-minded supporters to dig deep into their pockets, with little hesitation, to provide the funding to get it done. We MUST do the same.
The RagingElephants.org team is relying on you to help us fight back. We were founded to be a counterweight to the powerful left-wing machine. But, it’s all a dream if our partners don’t support our efforts in a timely and big way.
Billboards in many towns are quite affordable. But this is Houston — a major media market. So, we need a well-funded coffer in order to keep our billboard for several months. That’s the best way to make an effective impact on the neighborhood.
You can help by making the best donation that you can, TODAY!
What Do We Need?
It’s very simple. We need at least 600 RagingElephants to donate $35 or more to give us a good start. It would be awesome if every single person receiving this e-blast would contribute. That could possibly fund our budget for the remainder of the year!
This is how organizations such as MoveOn, Emily’s List, and the continuing Obama campaign, Organizing for America, get their campaigns funded. We MUST do the same. We must be willing to give again and again. A revenue stream must be established so the battle will never temporarily halt.
Take action, TODAY! We want to fight. Help fund the “army”.